As an author, I was asked to read this book prior to its publication. I was duly impressed with the work. Brett Edward Stout's Sugar-Baby Bridge is an intriguing story that grabs you from the moment you start to read. You will not want to put this book down until you know the final outcome. And when you do finish the book, Stout hooks you in with a preview of his next volume, The Lives Between, which features the main character from Bridge.
The traits of his characters can be recognized by most - in others at least, if not in ourselves. You will find yourself thinking "me, too!" Sugar-Baby Bridge's main character, Brad Spicer, is a charming, if somewhat deceptive, individual. Brad is finding his way through life after a four-year hitch in the Marines. His pretext is fundamentally harmless as he tries to fit into every social situation with which he comes into contact. We follow Brad on his adventure from his vacation in San Francisco to the posh world of the decadently rich of Lake Tahoe. Along the way we get to meet some pretty interesting characters and watch as Brad conforms to what he thinks they expect of him.
Stout's tale of a young man finding his way without the comforting structure and discipline imposed upon him by the Marines is a fascinating coming-of-age story that should not be missed.
Terence Jackson, author of Thirty Days and Counting, and the new release, Von Dred.